How microchipping helped Billy find his way back home

Billy is one very lucky and very adventurous little Jack Russel Terrier Cross. He is lucky because he has a wonderful family and is fortunate to have an identification microchip! You see, recently one of our Vetwest Wanneroo clients, Vanessa who also happens to be the owner of Canine Country Club Boarding Kennels, found a Jack Russell Terrier Cross. This happy wandering fellow was by himself in the middle of a roundabout on a busy road in Wanneroo. Vanessa brought him in to Vetwest as she thought the owners may contact local vet hospitals when they discovered their dog was missing.

Dr Kate Radford examined the Jack Russell Terrier cross to make sure he was not injured in any way and then scanned him to see if he was microchipped. Fortunately, he was and so we could then contact the Australian Animal Registry to find out that this little dog was Billy! We were also able to obtain Billy's family contact details.

Billy's owners were very relieved to receive our phone call as he had apparently escaped from his backyard. A short time later, Billy was back with his family.

Microchipping is the most effective way to make sure your missing pets can find their way back to you. Please remember that if you change any of your current details (eg move house, change phone numbers) you need to also update these changes with the Australian Animal Registry. This can be done by calling them on (02) 9704-1450 or by emailing them on quoting all of the following details: microchip number, owner's name, pet species/breed and name, old address, new address and telephone numbers.

Find out more about microchipping your pet here


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